ROUND-UP: Africans in MLS – Week 12
Kei Kamara scores third brace of the season, David Accam on target and Adam Kwarasey concedes in week 12 of MLS.
Here’s Stak Sottie’s recap of African players in MLS.
Kei Kamara got his third brace of the season for Columbus Crew on Friday night as they drew 2-2 with Chicago Fire. David Accam was amongst the scorers for Fire with a header in the 58th minute. Kennedy Igboananike was replaced by Guly in the 83rd minute however Mohammed Saeid was not part of the Crews squad.
Adam Kwarasey’s outstretched fingers couldn’t prevent Toronto’s lone goal as the Timbers lost in Canada. Liberia’s Darlington Nagbe saw 90 minutes with compatriot Fanendo Adi as Ishmael Yartey watched the entire game from the bench.
Gyasi Zardes was in full-time action for LA Galaxy as they defeated Huston Dynamo by a goal to nil. Kofi Sarkodie was an unused substitute in this MLS fixture. Bakary Soumare lasted the entire duration for Montreal Impact. Cameroon’s Ambroise Oyongo was also a full-timer for Impact but Ghanaian midfielder Dominic Oduro failed to make the 18-man squad in their 2-1 win over Dallas FC on Saturday.
Kofi Opare lasted the duration for DC United in their 1-1 draw with New England Revolution on Saturday evening at the Gillette stadium in Foxborough. Kekuta Manneh, Gershon Koffie and Pa-Moudo Kah were all in action as Vancouver WhiteCaps lost 1-0 away to Colorado Rapids at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Colorado.
On Saturday at the Rio Tinto stadium, Gambian Kenny Mansally saw 12 minutes of action as his Real Salt Lake side beat NY City FC 2-0. Kwame Watson-Siriboe and Kwadwo Poku were unused substitutes for the MLS new-boys. Lloyd Sam featured for NY Red Bulls as they lost 0-2 at home to Philadelphia Union with Eric Ayuk Mbu a last minute substitute at the Red Bull Arena.
Nigerian’s Amobi Okugo came on in the 87th minute for Avila as his Orlando City drew 1-1 on Sunday. Gambian forward Sanna Nyassi starred for San Jose Earth Quakes lasting 71 minutes at the Levi’s Stadium.